Every Day Blessings
When I woke this moring, I wanted to write something profound. Instead, I found myself thankful for the every day stuff, the mediocre things of life. I decided to put off my post until later.
It's later, and yet I find myself still thankful for the every day Blessings . . . so I thought I would share some with you, and you can decide if they are profound or not.
Today I'm giving thanks for:
3. Apple trees.
6. Dogs, and cats.
7. Softball games - even the ones we lose.
8. A small child stepping on my foot and leaning against my leg, like I'm someone reliable to lean on . . .
9. My daughters, husband, parents, in-laws, family, and friends.
10. My church.
"The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, 'Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.'
Elisha replied to her, 'How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?'
'Your servant has nothing there at all,' she said, 'except a little oil.
Elisha said, 'go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and our sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.'
She left him and afteward shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the jars were full, she said to her son, 'Bring me another one.'
But he replied, 'There is not a jar left.' Then the oil stopped flowing.
She went and told the man of God, and he said, 'Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.'" 2 Kings 4:1-7